Jessica Schmidt
Jessica Schmidt


DePere, Wis.

High School:
West DePere HS


High School


Gophers to Begin 2014 with Northwest Open

Saturday's meet begins with field events at 11 a.m.


Minnesota Places 167 Student-Athletes On Spring Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Women's track and field leads the way with 45 recognized individuals


Gophers Win Eight Events, Recognize Seniors at Parents Day Open

Minnesota hosted its final home meet of the season.


Gophers Win Five Events at Bison Classic

The Gophers will host the Jack Johnson Classic next weekend.


Gophers Place 70 on Fall Academic All-Big Ten List

Minnesota improves fall Academic All-Big Ten total by 11

2013 Season - Indoor: Won the 3,000 meters at the Northwest Open with a time of 10:31.59 • finished ninth in the mile at the Parents Day Open with a season-best time of 5:08.92. Outdoor: Ran her best 1,500 meters time of the year at the Musco Twilight (4:42.56) • Academic All-Big Ten.

2012 Season - Indoor: Placed seventh in the MSU Open mile, running 5:09.93 • also competed at the Jack Johnson Classic, Iowa State Classic, and Parents Day Open. Outdoor: Ran her best 1,500-meter race of the season at the Hamline Twilight (4:45.45) • posted a time of 2:19.56 in the 800m at the Holst Invitational • also competed at the Tommie Twilight.

2011 Season Indoor: Competed at the ISU Classic in the mile run and finished with a time 5:14.41 • ran a 5:16.68 at the Jack Johnson Classic • competed at the Minnesota Open in the 3,000 meters and finished with a time 10:29.87 • ran to a sixth place finish (10:24.17) at the Parents' Day Open. Outdoor: Competed at the Musco Twilight in the 1,500 meters and finished with a time of 4:56.03.

2010 Season: Redshirted the indoor and outdoor seasons.

High School: A 2009 graduate of West DePere High School • high school coaches were Dexter McNabb and Nicole Flock • a three-time all-state honoree in cross country and track • placed fifth as a senior at the Wisconsin Division 2 Cross Country Championships, 27th as a junior • 2008 Bay Conference cross country champion • all-state in 1,600 meters and 4x400m relay as a junior • earned four varsity letters in cross country, three in track • a National Honor Society member and Academic All-State honoree.

Personal: Born May 9, 1991 • majoring in Accounting and Finance• executive of SAAC • daughter of Andy and Kathy Schmidt • has a younger brother David • spent half the summer (2011) in London doing a finance internship and taking classes• enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, and hiking.

Event Time
1,500m, Outdoor 4:42.56 Musco Twilight (4/20/13)
Mile, Indoor 5:08.92 Parents Day (2/16/13)
3,000m, Indoor 10:24.17 Parents Day (2011)


Bucknam Receives Sportsmanship Award


Gophers alum Kate Bucknam is one of four 2014-15 NCAA Student-Athlete Sportsmanship Awards recipients.

Gophers Announce 2016 Track Schedule


The Gophers host the Minnesota-Wisconsin Dual on Jan. 23 to highlight the 2016 indoor season.

Gophers at the 2015 Minnesota State Fair


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